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Hummingbirds of the Night
November 11, 2008 · 5 Comments

A few nights ago I saw what I thought was a hummingbird – out way past its bedtime – whirring around the fragrant, long-tubed blooms of the Rangoon creeper in my back yard.  As I watched, several more of these curfew-breakers appeared, working the flowers all up and down the fence.  I soon realized that […]

Before the Hurricane: Securing the HMNS Greenhouses
September 23, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: jtloweryphotography As many of you know, the greenhouses of the Cockrell Butterfly Center (CBC) are located on the rooftop of the parking garage on the seventh floor.  Two days before Hurricane Ike hit the Gulf Coast, my volunteer Penny and I were busy preparing the greenhouses for the upcoming storm.  Because we are a USDA […]

The Black Swallowtail
July 9, 2008 · 1 Comment

I would like to introduce you to my favorite caterpillar, the Black Swallowtail, Papilio polyxenes. I knew I had not seen a Black Swallowtail butterfly in my garden for a few weeks so, I thought I might not have any caterpillars to take a photo of.  I was so pleased when I saw a large caterpillar […]

Magnificent Monarch’s Munch
June 26, 2008 · 1 Comment

Are you ready for their arrival to your beloved garden?  Have you planted enough milkweed to feed your brood of caterpillars that will no doubt be munching away all summer long?  If you haven’t, then you need to get busy.  The Monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus will soon be feasting in your beautiful garden.  So, you want […]



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